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  • Posted By: lizzi9983
  • January 29, 2007
  • 04:33 AM

Well I went to the ER on Friday bc I was throwing up blood, and bleeding from the rectrum. Plus extreme pain in my chest, both sides of my stomach and my back with a little bit of pain from my hands.

This time they found Colitis and a spot in the middle of my left side. A spot? They don't know what caused it, why its there, or what it is? It is deep and I shouldnt feel it, I was told, but I have alot of issues esp. on my left side.

My right side is fine but I am now more confused than before. Add that too the fact that my new OBGYN said that I have abnormal pap test. Anybody have any comments?

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  • Colitis is often passed off by doctors as nothing very important, but if you are passing blood then ulcerative colitis may be the correct diagnosis, especially if you are having abdominal pain, and nausea. However, it is difficult to distinguish between colitis and crohns disease in tests, as they are so similar. Are you suffering from constipation or diarrhea? The doctors really should have taken a stool sample too, just to check for an infection before saying it's colitis. IBS is also a possibility, and you may have to review your diet. Gluten is a bit irritant to the digestive system, so it may be worth a go. There is no definitive answer as to why colitis occurs. There are many theories, stress being one,and a bacteria imbalance another. But if symptoms persist you may need alternative medication. I hope you feel better soon.
    blondie-25 11 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
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  • I was concerned about the spot u mentioned..... internal? or on the skin? more info would help. Fair
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
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